Try praying differently, and see what happens: Instead of asking for ‘a way to sleep with her,’ try asking for ‘a way to stop desiring to sleep with her.’ Instead of ‘a way to get rid of him,’ try asking for ‘a way to not crave his demise.’ Instead of ‘a way to not lose my child,’ try asking for ‘a way to lose my fear of it.’”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 9.40.(6)
In the spirit of what wise Marcus says above: pray for what we have control over, and can realistically acquire, to face the situations at hand.
Miracles are unrealistic. Don’t pray for a house...
… pray for the fortitude and strength needed to command the resources necessary to get your own damn house!
(See y’all tomorrow)